Tonight on Computer America

On tonight’s show, I talked primarily about KDE 4, about what makes it special, and what it will offer users both in terms of experience and, of course, applications. I also mentioned that several major distributions are releasing (or have released) major updates right around now. Here, as I promised on the show, are the download links for the distributions I mentioned. Mandriva 2008 OpenSUSE 10.3 Ubuntu 7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10 Remember that Ubuntu and Kubuntu will release 7.10 (aka, Gutsy Gibbon) this Thursday, so if you are reading this on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning), it still too early [ …

A Sale On Paper!

Well, I’m excited about this! My SF short story, Paper, will be published in the forthcoming Grade 7 Language Arts textbook (ISBN 978-0-19-542859-9) from Oxford University Press to be published in February 2008. I was contacted by an agent for the publisher, asking for permission to reprint the story. It frankly made me feel all warm and fuzzy [ insert appropriate smiley here ]. For those of you keeping track, this is Paper‘s fifth sale. It was originally published in the winter 1994 edition of ON SPEC. That’s the cover art for the issue over on the right.